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Autor:  Luana
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Data:  01/FEV/2006 9:22 AM
Assunto:  Was no plural ?
 
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We say "who has a black car?", and the answer is "John has one", or "John and Paul have silver cars". Why do we say "who has"??? Because we obviously do not know the answer, is it one person or more than one?? The same rule applies for the verb to be. Consquently we ask "Who was at the party", and the answer can be singular or plural. Of course we expect a lot of people to be at the party, but what if no one shows up? Then we say: no one was at the party.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Was no plural ?  –  Queiroz  01/FEV/2006, 1:17 AM
Was no plural ?  –  Max  01/FEV/2006, 2:03 AM
Was no plural ?  –  Deivis  01/FEV/2006, 2:11 AM
Was no plural ?  –  Dale/RS  01/FEV/2006, 7:03 AM
AT tha party?  –  Fabricioaugusto  01/FEV/2006, 12:24 PM
AT tha party?  –  Dale/RS  01/FEV/2006, 9:20 PM
 Was no plural ?  –  Luana  01/FEV/2006, 9:22 AM
Was no plural ?  –  Frodo  01/FEV/2006, 10:47 AM
Was no plural ?  –  Marcello  07/FEV/2006, 6:51 PM

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